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2016 Citroen Ds4 Crossback & Facelift

2016 Citroen Ds4 Crossback & Facelift
2016 Citroen Ds4 Crossback & Facelift

The 2016 Citroen Ds4 has had a facelift with new styling and refreshed engines and the arrival of the DS4 Crossback, as a high-riding variant.

The car will make its full debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.  Citroen is on a mission to make DS into a credible luxury sub-brand and has taken the facelift for the 2016 DS4 as the perfect opportunity to launch a new trendy DS4 CrossBack to the range in Europe, according to Cars UK.

The DS4 CrossBack comes with a ride height 30 mm higher than the regular DS4 and the normal prerequisite for a rufty-tufty model with a bit of butch styling, bigger alloys, skidplates and a set of roof bars. The facelift bits for the DS4 include the new DS nose, extra chrome trim, new LED headlights, new 7? touchscreen and new color choices, including two-tone jobs for the DS4 Hatch.

Engines have been tweaked for 2016, with both gasoline offerings and diesel options, but the CrossBack will only get the option of the Pure Tech 130 gasoline and Blue HDi 120 with manual gearbox and auto option.

Thierry Metroz, design director for DS, said, "A DS is identified first and foremost through its body style, unique proportions with a strong personality. Our choice for DS 4? A wide road-hugging body style for the New DS 4 hatchback version and an elegant go-anywhere style for DS 4 Crossback."

With the Crossover market growing–and the Hatch market declining–the addition of the DS4 CrossBack is a sensible move for Citroen, as it seeks to put daylight between its mainstream offerings and those from DS.

The car is unlikely to make its way to the Iranian market in the near future, as the company said it has no plans to bring the DS line to the local market.

Other more cost-efficient cars like the C1, C2 and C3 are more likely to be offered, as their price point meets the cash-strapped Iranian buyers. The new DS4 will arrive in Citroen’s EU showrooms in November with prices starting from around £19,500 (10.2 billion rials.)